Lot # 64: 1933 R337 Eclipse Import #402 Babe Ruth SGC 2 GOOD – POP 4; Only 4 SGC Examples Graded Higher!

Category: 1921-1939

Starting Bid: $1,500.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer Rarities Auction 2023",
which ran from 8/17/2023 9:00 AM to
9/9/2023 7:00 PM

(LOT 64)
1933 R337 Eclipse Import #402 Babe Ruth SGC 2 GOOD – POP 4; Only 4 SGC Examples Graded Higher!

EXTREMELY SCARCE BABE!!! Offered here is one of the scarcest Babe Ruth cards from any era, a seldom-surfacing SGC 2 Good 1933 R337 Eclipse Import rarity that, along with three other examples, has only been bested by four SGC copies! SGC has only encapsulated 15 TOTAL Eclipse Import Ruths, and even the most sophisticated Bambino cardboard collectors continue to painstakingly pursue any example of this card to fill the void in their esteemed Ruth gatherings. By 1933, Babe Ruth had bested all of his baseball peers, and was now regarded as our national pastime's greatest all-time player, well on his way to 714 lifetime round-trippers. In 1933, the landmark Goudey Gum set and Eclipse Import R337 cards were issued, with the Eclipse Import subjects distributed in strips of eight cards per panel.

The complete baseball series was numbered 401-424 with three unnumbered players (Jimmie Foxx, Roy Johnson and Pie Traynor). Colorful caricatures grace the front side, with black-printed brief player bios reflected on the verso. Rarely surfacing in the hobby, most subjects in circulation carry low grades due to the strips being poorly cut. Therefore, graded Good examples, such as this offering, are few and far between, with this cardboard keepsake revealing a fine Sultan of Swat central image that has sidestepped any obtrusive flaws. Accounting for the grade is even corner layering and some stray wrinkles, yet hobbyists would agree that the right to own any eye-pleasing 1933 Babe Ruth Eclipse Import subject far exceeds the technical assessment!

MIN BID $1,500

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